SVZ Internal Performance Center® is more than just another personal training team that over-promises "results" and under-delivers. We believe the use of trendy haphazard methods simply designed to fatigue clients is by definition malpractice. Exercises designed with everyone in mind in reality helps no one. We pride ourselves on having the most attentive, educated, and skilled staff to handle the simplest to most complex biomechanical issues related to muscle function. Each session is 100% TAILORED for YOU!
Whether you're seeking assistance for movement limitations, joint or muscle pain, orthopedic issues, post rehab, old injuries, or simply looking to improve your general fitness we can help to ensure you're doing so in a sustainable manner. Remember if your methods are not sustainable your results won't be either! So don't wait and contact us today!
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* All applicants are required to attend or have previously attended the Resistance Training Specialist® Foundations course upon employment. For more information please checkout https://www.resistancetrainingspecialist.com
Steve Van Zandt
MS, RTSm, MATcs, CSCS
Owner/Exercise & Rehab Specialist
Steve is the company owner and founder of SVZ Internal Performance Center®. Steve believes in a customized approach to exercise that must be perfectly tailored around an individual’s goals, lifestyle, tolerance levels, and structural limitations. Steve’s knowledge in biomechanics and force principles has allowed him to establish a diverse client base ranging from complex orthopedically challenged individuals to elite level professional athletes.
Prior to his career as an exercise specialist, Steve led soldiers as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army, and is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Steve has since obtained numerous certifications and degrees including being Florida's only Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist (RTSm) and course instructor. Steve has taught advanced exercise mechanics and muscle anatomy courses to fitness professionals from across the globe including personal trainers, strength coaches, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and group class instructors.
Steve maintains a high thirst for knowledge as he continues to tirelessly dedicate himself to daily study and research.
AIS, BS, CPT
AIS Practitioner & Personal Trainer
James is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer who specializes in Active Isolated Stretching. James studied massage therapy at the American College of Natural Health in Gainesville, Florida and has been licensed since 1979. James studied Exercise Physiology at Florida Atlantic University and Fitness Institute International and became certified by the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
James became the 2006 Trainer of the Year for Fitness Institute International awarded to him by Dr. Anthony Abbott for his work with people of advanced age with medical conditions. James studied Active Isolated Stretching at the Aaron Mattes Therapy Clinic. James did his internship in 1999 and was tutored by Aaron Mattes directly. James has been an assistant instructor for Aaron Mattes since 2001. James' goal with his clients is for them to be fully functional in the absence of pain or discomfort.
Kathy is certified through the American Council of Exercise. She has worked in an Orthopedics office for many years as a Medical Assistant and Physical Therapy Technician.
She specializes in injury rehabilitation and strengthening particularly within the senior population. Her aim is to restore the function needed to tolerate the tasks of daily living so that her clients can lead a fully active lifestyle without restriction.
Dr. Samuel Rivera
Dr. Nicolas Acosta
Inspired by fitness and sports, Dr. Nicholas Acosta received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine in Miami, FL.
Dr. Acosta has over 10 years of experience in fitness, health, and rehabilitation. His clinical experiences include orthopedic, post-surgical, neurological, and vestibular rehabilitation and has worked with patients of all ages and abilities, from NFL athletes to geriatric rehabilitation.
With a focus on movement and manual therapy, Dr. Acosta uses the most up-to-date research-based treatment approaches during your sessions. Dr. Acosta strives to help you reach your goals so that you can return to your activities as quickly and successfully as possible.
Dr. Samuel Rivera received his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in Miami, FL.
Dr. Rivera’s experience as a physical therapist has been in outpatient orthopedics and home health. He has experience with a variety of populations varying from athletes, at the high school & collegiate level, to the geriatric population.
Dr. Rivera has also treated the diagnoses of neurological conditions such as vertigo, stroke, Parkinson’s disease & cerebral palsy. On his free time, Dr. Sam likes to workout, play sports, and spend time with family & friends.